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Juhannus celebration Thursday

A familiar sight is set to rise above Hancock’s Quincy Green on Thursday. Volunteers will adorn the Midsummer pole with boughs before hoisting it into place for a community Juhannus celebration at 3:00 PM. Finnish American Center Interim Director David Maki says you can expect it to be around for …

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Laurium raises funds for those displaced by Calumet fire

A good time has turned into a good cause. The Village of Laurium presented the Salvation Army with a check totaling $1,035.00 on Saturday to be used to aid those affected by Calumet’s Fifth Street Fire. The George Gipp Ice Arena is hosting roller skating during the summer and opening …

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Hancock High School entrance set for renovations

At Monday’s Hancock Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Steve Patchin talked about two scheduled facilities improvements. Bathrooms at Barkell Elementary are set to be remodeled and the entrance to the High School/Middle School will have pavement replaced and leveled at a cost of $230,700. Only one bid was received for …

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Extended stay hotel likely coming to Houghton

The City of Houghton is one step closer to getting a new hotel. UP Architects and Engineers presented on a proposal for an extended stay lodging on Razorback Drive between the Goodwill store and The Rock House/Mine Shaft. The design fulfilled all requirements of the site plan review checklist and …

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Michigan Strategic Fund approves Houghton pier

City Manager Eric Waara presented plans for the Houghton pier to the Michigan Strategic Fund Tuesday morning. The body approved the Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant that will help to reshape the waterfront near the Portage Lake District Library at a total cost of $4,035,010. The project was originally set …

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John Christianson honored by Houghton-Portage Township School Board

At Monday’s Houghton-Portage Township Board of Education meeting, the long, distinguished career of John Christianson was honored. John Christianson was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Education Employee Award. President Nels Christopherson talked about Christianson’s contributions to the district. I’m gonna mention two numbers without a big, long speech. The first is …

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Houghton releases water system Consumer Confidence Report

As required by state law, the City of Houghton has released its water system Consumer Confidence Report. It referenced a 2003 assessment about the susceptibility of the three wells that pull from an aquifer below the Portage Canal. They’re located near the golf course and US-41. Due to the elevation …

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Playtime in the Park kicks off Thursday

Lake Linden is hosting the first Playtime in the Park this summer on June 24th. Put on weekly by the Keweenaw Family Resource Center and BHK Child Development, the gatherings are scheduled each Thursday from 10:00 AM to noon. KFRC Director Iola Brubaker says the programs have been happening for …

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Hancock Board of Education approves trimester plan

Hancock Central High School is switching to trimesters for the 2021-22 academic year. Principal Chris Salani presented on how credits will convert for underclass students at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Algebra One and Integrated Science will both remain a year long, but most other courses will transition to the …

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Home invasion turns into drug bust for MSP

Deputies from the Michigan State Police – Wakefield Post responded to a residence in Rockland Township because of a home invasion and assault Friday afternoon. Troopers were able to track the stolen items to a home in Baraga County. When they executed a search warrant at the second residence they …

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